Singer Skylar Grey has sent a letter to a 14-year-old street performer urging him to change his name because it is too similar to hers.

The I Need A Doctor hitmaker wants the youngster to change his name from Skyler Grey to avoid confusion, and in the note, obtained by Tmz.com, she suggests alternatives such as "Skyler Grey Arthurs", "Skyler G" or "Sg."

Grey, who was born Holly Hafermann, insists the similarities are causing confusion and wants him to make an alteration because she has trademarked her stage name, but editors at the website report the young artist has no plans to comply.